Tuesday 7th January 2014

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 2 redhead Goosander still on Lelant Saltings. (MJ & JPR Spicer) Also 1 Kingfisher reported.

Praa Sands: 2w Glaucous Gull early morning then flew west. (I Webster)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  2 Mute Swan, 18 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, c70 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 9 Moorhen, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Grey Heron and 1 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker) Plus 2 Bittern reported.

Marazion: 2w Glaucous Gull on the beach. (D Flumm, MJ Spicer, J Spicer, I Webster – photos, DK Parker)

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Lower Tamar Lake: 25 Goosander, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel and 2 Coal Tit. (RC Mudge)

Stithians Reservoir:  1m Goldeneye and 1 Slavonian Grebe plus 2m 1f Reed Bunting  and 1m Bullfinch on southern cut-off feeders. (D Jenkins)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 8 Mute Swan, 134 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 1 hybrid, 1 female Pintail, 64 Mallard, 2 Call Duck, 24 Tufted Duck, 6 Little grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 4 Buzzard, 2 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1w Med Gull and 2 Chiffchaff. (DK Parker) plus 1f Goosander. (C Moore)

Helston Loe Pool: 20 Shoveler and 1f Goosander. (S Green) Note : bird hide is currently flooded.

Helston Boating Lake: 1 Whooper Swan still. (D King)

Mousehole: 10 Guillemot, 1 Med Gull and 1 Black Redstart. (S Maycock – photos)

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Newlyn Harbour: 4 Great Northern Diver. (R Phillips)

Sandy Cove, Newlyn: 1f Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch, 1 ad med gull and 40- 45 Common Scoters. (R Phillips)

Tamar Estuary: 1 Glossy Ibis still at Kingsmill Lake.

Falmouth: 3 Great Northern Diver off Pendennis Point. c10 Great Northern Diver and 2 Black-throated Diver in the bay and 3 Great Northern Diver in Carrick Roads. 500+ Shag off Swanpool. (D Chaney)

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